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(ATT 54,000) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Zwayer

F Dusseldorf Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

F Dusseldorf 0

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Bay Munich 5

M Mandzukic (28)
Luiz Gustavo (36)
T Muller (55, 86)
Rafinha (87)

Munich smash five past Fortuna

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:08pm

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Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern Munich made it a record-breaking start to the season with a comfortable 5-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf - their eighth win in a row since the start of the season.

Looking to beat their own record of seven straight wins from the season's outset, they emphasised their current superiority in German football with Mario Mandzukic and Luiz Gustavo giving them a two-goal advantage at half-time.

Thomas Muller added two more for the record German champions and Rafinha rounded off the rout in the 87th minute of a one-sided game.

Although it took Bayern 28 minutes to go in front, there had only really been one team in the game beforehand, and there would only be one team in it afterwards.

Fabian Giefer was busy keeping the visitors out, denying Toni Kroos and Holger Badstuber, among others, before Mandzukic struck.

Franck Ribery sent the ball in low from the left and Mandzukic did what he does best, namely scoring from close range for his seventh goal of the season.

Muller and Mandzukic then missed chances before Luiz Gustavo doubled the visitors' lead in the 36th minute.

Muller was the provider with a header which the Brazilian almost failed to convert, but the ball managed to find its way over the line via the head of Giefer.

Muller got his own name on the scoresheet 10 minutes into the second half with a powerful drive from just inside the penalty area.

Bayern had not had enough, though, and a low cross from substitute David Alaba set up Muller to guide the ball into the top corner from six yards out and make it 4-0.

Rafinha then rounded off a miserable day for Fortuna with a composed finish from Ribery's pass.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15